"Trust is hard to come by. That's why my circle is small and tight. I'm kind of funny about making new friends."
Trust is a hard thing. Remember when you were a little kid and you got a new toy or bike? Your neighborhood friend sees your new magical bike. You can see them eyeballing it, you know what is getting ready to come out of that kid's mouth. Then they say it. "Can I ride your bike?" Why would they ask such a thing? No one is worthy of that kind of trust. This is my brand new chic magnet and you want to ride it? No, you can not ride my magic carpet. Most of the time you made up an excuse like "my parents said no one could ride it but me." The real issue was trust, though, you didn't trust them with your shiny new toy or bike but give it a month and what happens? After a couple of dings, scrapes scratches it's no big deal to let a friend use it.
Trust is a hard thing, but when you do finally place trust with someone when you have someone to share laughter with, struggles with, ahh, nothing like it. You are not alone. You have someone to help.
I trust the Holcomb's with one of the most important things in my life, my kids. Justin is a student pastor where we attend church and I trust Justin and Lisa and it makes all the difference in the world. To have some other adults that will love on my kids and repeat some of the same principles that Amy and I teach. You can't put a price on that. When Amy and I say something, we are just mom and dad, but when Lisa and Justin say something, boom, my kids think the Holcomb's are the smartest people on earth, but I am ok with that, because like I said, I trust them, and I trust whom they have placed their trust in.
To be honest, though I am looking forward to the day when my kids realize that I am not a moron that I am a genius as well.
Oh, yeah, and I took some pictures of them.